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Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (AD 56 – AD 117) wis a senator an an historian o the Roman Empire. The survivin portions o his twa major warks—the Annals an the Histories—examine the reigns o the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, an thae wha reigned in the Year o the Fower Emperors (AD 69). Thir twa warks span the history o the Empire frae the daith o Augustus in AD 14 tae (presumably) the daith o emperor Domitian in AD 96.